LEO: Conflict of Interest - Former Client LE Op. 441
Conflict of Interest - Former Client.
December 7, 1981
The mere fact that a lawyer has formerly represented a person, who is now
the adverse party in a suit brought by the lawyer on behalf of another
client, is not sufficient to warrant disqualification of the lawyer on
ethical grounds. However, a violation of DR:4-101(B) might result if the
lawyer possessed confidential information which he obtained from his first
client. [See II: DR:5-105(C) & (D).]
Committee Opinion December 7, 1981
See also LE Op. 635, LE Op. 661, LE Op. 662, LE Op. 933, LE Op.
1194, LE Op. 1196, LE Op. 1207, LE Op. 1349, LE Op. 1377, LE Op. 1384,
LE Op. 1391, and LE Op. 1419.